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OjmlL. NASHV1LLK A CITY OF OPPORTUNITY THE LEADING NEGRO JOURNAL IN TENNESSEE. VOLUME XII. NASHVILLE. TENN FRIDAY. AUGUST 17. 1917. NUMBER 42 15) i n I IB Representatives of the Business and Professional Men and Women of the Race Now in Chattanooga Holding the Annual Session of the National Negro Business League. PROMINENT NASHVILLE CITIZENS REPRESENTING THE BUSINESS AND PRO FESSION OF THE ATHENS OF THE SOUTH, TO LOOKOUT MOUNTAINS. City in Participate in the Deliberation of the National Organization. Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 15: Brist ling, with enthusiasm and bubbling over with many plans for the better- ' meat of the Negro in the business world, the Eighteenth Annual Ses sion of the National Negro Business League was called to order in this city by the Hon. J. C. Napier of Nashville, Tenn., President of the League. Representatives from practically every state in the Union were present when the gavel fell, and during the en tire history of the League, it was pro nounced here by those who have been . attending the sessions all these years, that there has been no gathering that has created more interest and where the citizens as a whole were co-operating to a larger extent than they were in the present sessions. From now until Saturday this city will be a bee hive of activity. Many attractions and entertainments for the visitors have been planned by the Local Committee headed by Hon. Mr. G. W. Franklin, the Chairman, who Is also President of the National Under- j . takers' Association, and Mr. J. M. - Easterling the Secretary. Since this Is the second session of the national organization ever held in the state of '. Tennessee, the first having been held In Nashville a number of years ago, the citizens of the Volunteer State have become almost a unit in their prepara tion to have it go down in history as a record breaker. To add impetus to the occasion auj to make it one that will go down in history, President Napier, Secretary Scott, Chairman Elliott of the Executive Committee ,and the en tire Committee with the membership, have- left no stone unturned. . The official Souvenir Program that is being distributed, was the first sign ; of a record breaking meeting. It was j pronounced by all as one of the achieve-1 ments of modern days, containing as it does a historical sketch of the organi-1 zation. The side attractions include the annual banquet, a visit to Chicka maugua Park, one of the sessions of the League to be held on Lookout Moun tain an da boat ride up the Tennessee River. NEW OFFICE CRE P. ATED IN K RANK A. W. Fite Made Field DeputyWell Quali fied for Ofice-Much Good Done. The creation of the office of Field Deputy Grand Chancellor by the Grand Lodge K. of P. jurisdiction of Ten nessee at its last grand session was simply another step in the right direc tion. No'better qualified man could have been selected to fill that position than - jo" OF HAMPTON PASSES 10 BEYOND Hollis Burke Frizell Dr. Mortons' Tribute Life of Victory and service. A BBRIGHT-EYED BOY. . The home of Dr. and Mrs. Geo L. Fletcher of 4001 Vudeana Ave., N., Nashville, was made happy Sunday, - Aug 6th, 1917, when the stork flew by leaving a bright eyed boy. DR. J. P. CRAWFORD, G. C Supreme Representative. A. W. Fite, the unanimous choice of the Grand Lodge. Knight Fite, is well acquainted with will be of great service to the various every department of the order and (Continued on page 8.) By Wm. Anthony Aery. Hollis Burke Frissell, beloved prin tipal of Hampton Institute for nearly twenty-five years, and Samuel Chap man Armstrong, his soldierly prede cessor, now rest side by side, as once they loyally worked by day and by night, to give all men, regardless of class or race, a new conception of edu cation "education for life. The funeral services, simple and im pressive, which was held on Wednes day in the Hampton Institute Memor al Church and in the small school ceme tery, in memory of the life and work of Dr. Frissell, brought together on the Lower Peninsula of Virginia hun dreds upon hundreds ef thoughtful white and.colored people, who paid tri bute to one of America's leading statesman-educators. DR. MOTON'S TRIBUTE Dr. Robert R. Moton, Hampton's former commandant and present prin cipal of Tuskegee Institute, delivered a forceful address on Dr. Frissell's ser vice to the nation. Dr. Moton said: "This life which has gone out from us so recently is today manifesting itself in the acts and thoughts of thou sands of other lives lives of black men, and red men, and men of the (Continued on page 5.) f r' ( H . 1, p r i 1 DR. E J DWARDP ONES IN GEORGIA Gifted Orator at Friendship Church Masterly ad dress Delivered Church crowded. HAMPTON'S TRI ENNIAL REUNION 14 Reunion of Alumni Each Graduating Class Represented. Hamp ton' Ideals. HON. J. C. NAPIER. Nashville, Tenn., President of the National Negro Business League now in session at Chattanooga, Ex-Register of the Treasury of the United States, Cashier of the One Cent Savings Bank. Watch Word J--l r-:rr.r-. -v. tTy-T- - W rTf7rV -Ah V i J ' j ( f o II - ' j! - : - l - -i if V if !! j ' ! . - . I - M "I, I if" - , A I li jl "On LOUIS" Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12th: This city extended a warm welcome to Itev. E. , P. Jones, D. D., President of the Na-; tional Baptist Convention, unincorpor- j atod, who dolivered an address nt the Friendship Baptist Church this after-i noon. It was a great outpouring of i enthisiastic citizens that made up the mass meeting which convened at 3:00 o'clock. Atlanta had long been stand-; ing marking time waiting an oppor-1 tunity to hear the president of the i largest body of organized, religious, 1 Protestant workers in the world. Presl- dent Jones received a great ovation ! when he was introduced to the mag nificent audience that filled the Friend ship Church. The local ministers of the city, irrespective of denomination, assisted in making the occasion a great success. Telegrams were read from prominent people extending their best wishes for a success. A telegram from Dr. R. H. Boyd of Nashville, Tenn., stated that on account of illness he could not be present. From the time President Jones was introduced and began speaking until the close of his masterly address, he had the citizens and the audience in his hands. He dealt with facts and figures showing the great growth of the de nomination and the constructive work that they have been able to do since he had been elected as the head of the Baptist family in 1915 at the Chicago session. He predicted that a mighty army of Baptists would come down to the city in September and that they would be progressive Bap tists. He said that not less than $15, 000.00 would be raised at the coming (Continued on page 8.) Day is breaking on the Uniform Hank, Jurisdiction of Tennessee Burning light our Brigadier-General Preston Taylor and Staff with Col. H. A. Boyd on the Job. Youn.g men, are you interested? If so, line up. We are off to St. Louis to the Supreme Encampment and on our return we want to offer a special invi tation to you to enroll your name and be identified with one or the other of these companies or organized two new companies. A new day has dawned and we are willing and stand ready to do whatever we can to make it possible for you. It is for you to to decide. Yours fraternally In F. C. and B., and H. J. and L., Major George Hall, Commanding First Battalion N. A., S. A., E., A., A. and A., Jurisdic tion of Tennessee. MR. PRESTON TAYLOR, Nashville, Tenn., President of the Tennessee Undertakers Association, President of the Colored Citizen's Club and an active business man of Nash ville who is allied with the National Negro Business League now in ses sion in Chattanooga. AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. Dr. G. W. White and wife, Mrs. Cora Jordan White, and Miss Mary A. Dun son, were the victims of an automobile accident. Tuesday evening about 5 o'clock Dr., Mrs. White and Misa Dun son were driving out2nd Ave., N. Just as they neared the tracks at Links Depot, they proceeded to drive across thetracks when they were about halt the way across, the watchman ran out and signalled to stop. The doctor Iwho was driving the car Immediately threw on his brake and thus killed his engine. An oncoming double header frleght crashed into the rear of the car, turning it completely around and smashing it. Mrs. White was painful ly cut about the head and hurt in ternally and very much shaken up. Miss Dunson received a sprained back and other injuries. Dr. White was also very much shaken up at thetlme of going to press the ladies are slowly improving. MBS. FOWLKS RETURNS HOME. Union City, Tenn., Aug. 14. 1917. Mrs. Cassie L. Fowl lis has just re turned from an eleven days visit to Marion, Ky. Her husband, Rev. Wm. Fowlks is the pastor of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, an excellent congregation of near one hundred members. Mrs. Fowlks visited the Kentucky State Conven tion while there and was the recipi ent of many social' courtesies and several very enjoyable informal af fairs also. She in company with twenty-seven others had a delightful outing to Crittenden Springs. She was entertained at dinner and after noon teas at the following beautiful homes: ' Mrs. Ike Wilson, Mrs. Birdie Hughes, Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Mrs. Odessio Clement, Mrs. L. B. George, Mrs. Maggie Wheeler, Mrs. Lucinda Hughes and also at the F. B. Cafe on Main Street. While there she was the house guest of Mrs. L. Adlino Hughes on Lewis Street. p. ', " w I " ! O ft hi. , , ... .j. r,, - MISS MORROW CONVALESCENT. Miss Junie L. Morrow, 101 Clai borne St., who has been ill for eight weeks with typhoid fever is conva lescent. Miss Morrow is an accom plished and attractive member of the younger set and her friends are hop ing that she will be out mingling with them in a short while. The death of Dr. Mollis 11. Frissell gives added significance to the recent Fourteenth Triennial Reunion of the Graduates of Hampton Institute. Fred D. Wheelock, Hampton '88, offers Hie following statement concern ins; the RiicM'ssfnl reunion: "Some doubt was hold as to whether it wonlil be wise to hold a reunion this year on account of the unsettled condition of affairs. In view, however, of the comim; celebration nevt year of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Hamp ton, the executive committee decided It would he most fitting to hold the re union, which was called together by William NT. Reid, 7S. "Every class from 1S71 to 1917 was represented. A more earnest and thoitPhtful gathering of men and wom en it would be hard to find. After n. thorough review of the work of the Hnmnton Alumni Association by th president, and nn outline of what, re mained to be done, the following com mittees were apnointed: Resolutions, Nominations and Memorials: Hampton Ideals. "Dr. John T. Latllmore, a dentist of Hampton, Va., made a stirring address on 'Hamilton's Ideals.' It was a gem, indeed, expressing in choice and heart tell language the loyalty of the sons and daughters to their alma mater, and giving also a brief resume as gathered from the mottos of all the classes of the ideals which governed tlie men and women who have gone out from the school. That intangible something, known as tho 'Hampton Spirit,' was beautifully referred to and called forth a hearty response. At tho close of Dr. Lattimore's address dis continued on page 8.) Mrs. E. B. Bridges is still sick at her residence 413 14th Avenue, N. A. W. FITE, D. G. C. Supreme Representative. COMPANY "G" GOES TO MEMPHIS TO GUARD THE BRIDGES. Company G under the command of Capt. C. O. Hadley left for Memphis Tuesday evening on a special train over the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad. There were a hundred and fifty men in tho com pany. Quite a crowd of admirers, in cluding the wives, mothers and sweet hearts of tho boys, were at the sta tion to bid them Godspeed. It is said the company goes to .Memphis to guard the railroad bridges spanning the 'Mississippi and Wolf rivers. The company officials are: Capt, C. O. Hadley, 1st. Lieutenant Allie Walker, 2nd Lieutenant Douglass Robinson, 1st Sergeant Herbert Allison, Quar termaster Sergt. Thomas Sanders. Sergt. Henrv Jordan, Alonzo Clinnl son, Moses Collier and Perkins Johnson. .AWv '-' -4 M 7 -,?. -V-:? ' wyM-i's- COL. H. A. BOYD, Nashville, Tenn.